With a sound installation built with the remnant of his fire-damaged house in, a fishing town in Hong Kong, recreates the scene of an abandoned and burnt stilt house.
The work is a representation ofnostalgia for his home and traditional family value. The charred wood symbolizes the demise of a house rampaged by fire, as well as the collapse of family relationships that follows the deaths of senior family members. The audience completes the work by empathizing with the dead who returns to the ruins of their home and listen to the everyday life of their family members. The involvement of the audience in the completion of the work also questions the conventional notion of “audience” and “artwork” as two separate existences.
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The Archive Project is financially supported by the Project Grant of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.